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Sunday, August 24, 2014



 I typically bring salads to school, and they take me forever each night to prepare.  I found this idea on Pinterest long ago,  but never bothered to make them.  Then the other day I decided to give it a try. 
 Wow! This first one I made was incredible! 
I made it like an Italian Anti-Pasta Salad. I used a Pint Sized Mason Jar that I had around the house. 

I layered them in this order:
Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar Dressing- MUST go in first! 
Salami and Black Forest Ham
Red Peppers
Black Olives
Grape Tomatoes
Pepper Jack Cheese
Romaine Hearts Lettuce- LAST

I brought it to school and all I did was shake the jar and pour it into a bowl. It was so good and so much! I read to use Quart Sized Mason Jars but I used a PINT Size and I could not finish it all! 

Today I went to Hobby Lobby and found the Wide Mouthed Pint Sized Mason Jars. I came home and put these salads together:

Breakfast in a Jar Salad:
Hard Boiled Egg
Grape Tomatoes
Romaine Hearts Lettuce
Unsalted Roasted Sunflower Seeds

And then the next one:
" Mixed Review"
Grilled Chicken
Grape Tomatoes
Black Olives
Feta Cheese
Romaine Hearts Lettuce 

* The only "Processed" foods I eat are Salad Dressings. For this one I wanted to use my Marie's Peppercorn Asiago dressing but I noticed my jar said expires on 1-17-14 so  I threw it out. I then used some bottled Hidden Valley Ranch instead ( yuck) and "built" my salads.  After putting them together I noticed that bottle said expires 1-3-14. Bummer, if I am going to eat expired dressing, I would at least prefer the other one!  I REALLY need to make my own dressing!  I count my "carbs" as I layer my jar. 

I hope you enjoy. I do not know where the original idea came from or I would link it. Remember to put the salad dressing first and lettuce last and just shake before serving. Also, I did not use a Quart Jar as suggested in everything I read, but I used a Pint sized Jar.

This is one of my favorite "regular salads: 

My Favorite Salad: Romaine Hearts, Avocado, Bacon, Feta Cheese and Grape Tomatoes with Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar- YUM!

Hope you enjoyed these. I can't wait to make my next batch up on Sunday for the week! My favorite salad I make is a Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bleu Cheese, Bleu Cheese dressing, Purple onion and lots of celery. I can't wait to try it in a jar! And here is a link to my Buffalo Chicken Salad: 

Close up of the Italian one and the Buffalo Chicken Salads

NOTE- the one with bacon and eggs did not turn out well. Off to make the Buffalo Salads and the Antipasta ones for this upcoming week. 

Edit- adding some more on 4/27/14  These are Chicken Caesar Salads and more Antipasta Salads. I have also made Greek Salads. The Chicken Ceasar, have Marie's Caesar Salad Dressing and then black olives, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and grilled chicken. 

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Love my Iced Coffee!!

I LOVE iced coffee. The other day I made some frozen coffee iced cubes. Took them out today and threw them in a cup with some sugar free caramel syrup from Starbucks,and some cream. 

Now just pour a hot cup of coffee over the cubes and enjoy! 

This is from another day

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